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SMB3 Jelectro.jpg
The jellyfish-like Jelectro.
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Maker (2015)
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Jelectros[1] are glowing, electric jellyfish that stay in place underwater in Super Mario Bros. 3. They are invincible to all attacks; even Invincible Mario cannot defeat a Jelectro.


Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]


Jelectros appear in World 3-5 and World 7-4 of Super Mario Bros. 3. A large swarm in the middle of World 7-4 makes a hard time for swimming, especially since the screen moves automatically. Mario should try and swim slowly when surrounded by them.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Jelectros also make appearances in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. Here they are similar to their game appearances, except they have glowing red eyes and a more squared shape. They appear in episodes such as "Reptiles in the Rose Garden", where they can actually move, and "The Ugly Mermaid", where they stand still like they originally do in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Nintendo Adventure Book[edit]

In the Nintendo Adventure Book Leaping Lizards, Luigi spots some Jelectros through a window while exploring Iggy Koopa's secret underwater lab in Water Land. Three weeks later, some Jelectros appear in the swimming portion of the International Mushroom Games obstacle course. If the reader chooses Luigi to compete in the course, one of the Jelectros will shock and briefly stun him as soon as he enters the water.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Jelectros reappear in Super Mario Maker, appearing in the Super Mario Bros. 3 game style and in the Underwater Course style, replacing Spikes in the editing mode.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しびれクラゲ
Shibire Kurage
Paralyzing Jellyfish
German Quallektro Electro-Jellyfish
Italian Elettromedusa Electrical Jellyfish


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3, page 9.